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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

pre 1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 510

8 Bond Court


Near Mansion House

August 6th 1819

My Lord,

Being desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope with my wife & one male child in his eighth year of age, I respectfully solicit one of you forthcoming printed particulars as a guide to & in furtherance of my views. I beg leave to state that I have been at Table and False Bays on the same coast & am acquainted with the nature & customs of the place. Am also used to agriculture having myself kept a small farm. I have thought proper to state so much & will readily give such further explanation as may be required upon receipt of the foregoing document in the interim.

I am my Lord

Your most obedient servant


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